The Minister for Courts is undertaking a 'targeted review' of the Coroners Court and Coroners Act 2006. CASPER is advocating for a much broader review given neither the Court nor the Act are achieving their purposes. We attached our submission on media reporting of suicide rather than repeat ourselves. Both docs are attached.
Many of those working in the suicide prevention field claim their policies and practices are evidence based. Examination of the research they use, however, shows the studies on which they rely are up to 30 years old. Many have serious methodological issues. Many have been superceded by more recent studies.
This page provides links to current, relevant research. CASPER gives most weight to independent research which is not funded by pharmaceutical companies. If you have research you think we should include on this page, please contact us.
CASPER Annual Conference
Depression and Suicide In NZers on Champix
Research from Otago University's centre for Adverse Reaction Monitoring
Early Psychosis Treatment Increases Suicide
This is a Study which correctly correlates Suicide back to Mental Health Treatment.
CASPER beleives Suicide Prevention happens in Familys and Communitys and that Suicide is driven by Social Factors such as Poverty, Abuse, Prescription drugs, Alchol......
CASPER's review of data on the causes and prevalence of suicide amongst those over 65 years in New Zealand.